The Endellion Quartet performs at LSO St Luke's in London. Haydn: String Quartet in F minor, Op 20 No 5. Shostakovich: String Quartet No 3 in A.
Haydn Plus One. The four-part series of music by Haydn linked to that of other composers continues with the Endellion Quartet playing Haydn's String Quartet in F minor, Op 20 No 5 and Shostakovich's Quartet No 3. Recorded at LSO St Lukes in London
Haydn: String Quartet in F minor, Op 20 No 5
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 3 in A
Haydn's reputation as a 'composer's composer' may not do full justice to his music's warming mixture of ingenuity, humanity and sheer attractiveness, but it accurately reflects the esteem in which he has always been held by his contemporaries and successors. This concert is the third in a series of four recorded at LSO St Lukes in London, in which compositions by him in genres in which he was a seminal figure are placed alongside works by later composers who also held those genres dear. Of these, it is surely the string quartet that Haydn is most closely identified; one of his earlier examples is paired here with a work from one of the 20th century's most important quartet-cycles, Shostakovich's Third.
They are played by the Endellion Quartet.